Bam Adebayo Rumors

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Bam Adebayo
Bam Adebayo
Position: F-C
Born: 07/18/97
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:245 lbs. / 111.1 kg.
Salary: $2,490,360
It was Friday evening at The Melting Pot in Charlottesville, Virginia, just after the NBA Players Association’s Top 100 Camp broke for the night. About one mile down the road at the University of Virginia, a hand-selected group of the finest high school basketball players in America had been battling on the court. Off it, the teenagers listened to life skills lectures, courtesy of a labor union they all desperately hoped to join in a few years. At this dinner, according to expense reports and receipts that are part of evidence collected by the FBI and viewed by Yahoo Sports, were three guests of particular note: Stephen Pina, who worked as an agent for ASM Sports out of New Jersey; Edrice “Bam” Adebayo, then a 17-year-old who had just completed his junior year at Northside High School in Pinetown, North Carolina, and was in the midst of what scouts called a “standout” performance at the camp; and Eric Peartree, who was described in many media reports as Adebayo’s “mentor” or “guardian.”
Storyline: NCAA Scandal
Pina would later submit his expenses to ASM, including an itemized receipt, and list “Bam & Pertree(sic)” as the attendees. That doesn’t prove Adebayo or Peartree were there or that Pina picked up the full check. Maybe he lied to his bosses. Maybe they paid him their share in cash. Pina declined to answer questions from Yahoo Sports and said he would have his attorney respond to the media inquiry. Through his agent, Adebayo on Monday denied being present at a meal with Pina during the NBPA 100 camp. Attempts to reach Eric Peartree on Monday were unsuccessful.
When rookie big man Bam Adebayo asked Heat coach Erik Spoelstra if he could miss Saturday’s big game against the Pistons, he had a very good reason. But it still meant a lot to Adebayo that Spoelstra granted him permission to miss the contest to attend his great-grandmother’s funeral in North Carolina. “It shows it’s not just an organization here, it’s a family,” Adebayo said in advance of Monday’s game against the Suns. “My family is their family and I asked Spo and he said anything they could do to help. They sent condolence flowers. That was nice of them and I appreciated it. I thanked coach at shootaround for letting me go.”
Storyline: Heat Front Office